Tours to the finest gardens and houses in Britain, Europe and South Africa

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Tuscany and Rome garden tours

New tour dates to fabulously unspoilt Southern Tuscany and Rome are now available.

Welcome to Border Lines

Established in 1986, Border Lines is the oldest garden tour company in Britain. We organise tours to the best gardens and, occasionally, interesting houses that are rarely open to the public.

We have single day tours in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as longer tours to Europe and South Africa.

If you are interested in arranging a bespoke tour, please get in touch.

James Bolton set up his garden design business in 1992, following two years as Head Gardener at the Old Rectory, Farnborough.

He was Faculty Director of Design History at the Inchbald School of Design and still lectures extensively on garden history. He has written a number of articles on gardens and a book on garden ornaments, called ‘Garden Mania.’

James became the fourth proprietor of Border Lines in 2008.

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Karin and James Bolton run a Bed and Breakfast from their home in the Cotswolds.

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